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    What do you do with a political science degree?

    So if one goes ahead and gets a degree in political science....what next?
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    You get far too much insight into the political process and the so-called people involved, and go mad.

    As a Political Mad Scientist, you then run for office. Or even more useless, an analyst or a consultant. *shudder*

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    Once you are in political office, you have tons of privelages like, hitting on officers in bathrooms, and getting Bjs from ladies named Monica, and being anti-gay marriage, yet being gay yourself. Then at the end of the day, you get to deny everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2 View Post
    So if one goes ahead and gets a degree in political science....what next?
    One doesn't. Get a BS in something you can apply, then, if you're so inclined, run for office and cheat the people to your heart's content!
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    You work on campaigns.

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    Hmmm. No sarcasm or disillusionment in this thread...
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2 View Post
    So if one goes ahead and gets a degree in political science....what next?
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
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    No, that position was already taken by maximan1.

    to the OP: dunno... the guy I live with was majoring in PS for a while, but switched to Actuarial Science. Now that sounds like a ****ty thing to be studying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2 View Post
    So if one goes ahead and gets a degree in political science....what next?
    Go to law school.
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    I'm finishing my degree in poli-sci right now. From there i'll do two things, get a law degree, or get my masters in poli-sci and teach it. It's a pretty specific degree, but if politics interest you, go for it. My friend is a lawyer and his concentration was domestic politics. I'm doing foreign. I love it, but it really depends on the person.....
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    I was a Poly Sci (or Government, as my school called it) major. Was planning on law school, but just didn't want to go to school any more.

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    you work at a bike shop in durham, nc.

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    Doing political science doesn't mean you have to do politics... At least in my case, I did it because I was interested in it. I think it's sad that people view a liberal arts education as fundamentally useless. IMHO, university should be more than training for a particular job. That said, a political science degree would be a good background for any of the following:

    - Political office (obviously) -- but it's important to realize this isn't just at the federal or state level
    - Media
    - Public relations / communications / marketing
    - NGOs (anywhere from local grass-roots organizations to UN agencies)
    - Law
    - Teaching
    - Urban planning
    - Economics

    That's a fairly short list off the top of my head. Beyond these possibilities, I think a political science degree could prove useful anywhere that prizes clear communication and critical analysis of ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taerom View Post
    but switched to Actuarial Science. Now that sounds like a ****ty thing to be studying.
    Except for the part where you get rich after you graduate. Acturarial is high demand, high wage job.
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    get a job bagging groceries

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    My BS in Poli Sci got me my job as an Analyst. Probably get richer at Mcdonalds but I like my job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
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    wait until you get it and start the "jsharr for president in (insert year here) campaign!" time well spent! a chainring on every plate!

    maybe pete fagerlin can run against him. you can run that campaign too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JF1 View Post
    My BS in Poli Sci got me my job as an Analyst. Probably get richer at Mcdonalds but I like my job.
    if you know any openings in your field, send me a PM. haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3MTA3 View Post
    if you know any openings in your field, send me a PM. haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbcb View Post
    ... I think a political science degree could prove useful anywhere that prizes clear communication and critical analysis of ideas.
    But you're from Canada, where there is occasionally real discussion of issues. Much less opportunity for that here in the States.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    But you're from Canada, where there is occasionally real discussion of issues. Much less opportunity for that here in the States.
    Point taken

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    I have a Political Science degree and I currently work in Sales and Marketing.

    I was going the law school route, but quit to pursue medical school.

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    Phantomcow, are you considering going polisci? I think that would be a huge mistake. You are an engineer, there's no getting around it.

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